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Creative Youth Festival (CYF) celebrates the creative youth of South Africa, Africa and the world. The festival is aimed at youth empowerment, talent development, entrepreneurship and stimulating an audience, as well as inspiring new creators in the arts industry. In 2022 we partnered with FAME Week Africa and MIP Africa to bring youth talent to the world.

Part of Fame Week Africa for a second year, CYF is aimed at youth empowerment, talent development, entrepreneurship, stimulating audience, and inspiring new creators in the arts industry, using film and digital media as the medium.

Creative Youth Festival 2023 initiatives include the YOUTH PITCH PLATFORM at FAME Week Africa, Art of Pitching Masterclass Series, 1-on-1 Pitch Mentorship Program, and the 15 Second Film Maker Challenge supported by Reel Partners NPC, SA Film Academy PBO NPC & RX Global.

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CYF 2022 included a dynamic line-up of creative entrepreneurs across the arts: Justice Mukheli, Gabe Gabriel, Greig Cameron, Kabelo “Cabblow” Maaka, Lauren Hendricks, Liza Scholtz, Maropeng Vushangwe, Simone Chantelle, Thaakirah Behardien, Thobey Cooper and Vukile Zuma, with support from industry associations, the Rainbow Academy, Waterfront Theatre School, Youngblood Africa, Design Academy of Fashion and GMT Media.

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FAME Week Africa brings together co-related events focusing on the major creative economies, namely film, television and animation as well as music, and entertainment technology, with plans afoot to add more of the creative industries in future editions.

Open to all industry professionals from 03-09 September 2023 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), FAME Week Africa headlined by MIP Africa (television and film industry) and Muziki Africa (music industry) and supported by Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) and Media Entertainment Solutions Africa (MESA) will turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming three days of exchange and networking, meetings, screenings and conferences, into lasting business.

Featured Event

15 Second Film Maker Challenge

What will you do with your 15 seconds of fame?

Top 15″ Film Maker Films will be showcased during FAME Week Africa 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa.

DEADLINE 01 September 2023

Meet The Team

Karabo Miller-Likhethe

Karabo Miller-Likhethe

Kutlwano Mabusela

Kutlwano Mabusela

Deidre Rosenberg

Deidre Rosenberg

Past Partner Festivals and Events

Bokeh Fashion Film Festival

11th June 2020 - 28th June 2020

The Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival has become the most creative and inspiring Fashion Film Festival globally. The festival brings together creatives in the Film, Fashion, Artistic and […]

National Arts Festival

25th June 2020 - 5th July 2020

The National Arts Festival is an important event on the South African cultural calendar, and the biggest annual celebration of the arts on the African continent. The festival has always […]

Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)

16th July 2020 - 26th September 2020

Now celebrating its landmark 41st year, this prestigious South African international film festival is a unique phenomenon on the African cultural calendar. The festival will screen around 100 selected films, […]

The 48 Hour Film Festival

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020

The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. […]

The Loerie Awards & Creative Week

21st August 2020 - 22nd August 2020

For over 40 years, the Loeries – a not for profit association – has been pushing, championing and sharing creativity and innovation.

It’s not just an award. It’s about recognising creative […]

Wavescape Festival

3rd December 2020 - 8th February 2021

Our festival features talented South African creative and scientific minds, who use the ocean as their muse to advocate change. This group of inter-connected minds include marine biologists, conservation influencers, […]

Fame Week Africa

Fame Week Africa

24th August 2022 @ 10:00 am - 26th August 2022 @ 3:00 pm

FAME Week Africa brings together co-related events focusing on the major creative economies, namely film, television and animation as well as music, and entertainment technology, with plans afoot to add more […]